Canton, CT
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Canton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 10,298 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Canton is the 95th largest community in Connecticut.

Canton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.04% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Canton is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Canton who work in management occupations (13.74%), office and administrative support (10.89%), and business and financial occupations (9.01%).

Also of interest is that Canton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Canton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.06% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Canton is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Canton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Canton perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Canton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.20 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Canton, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Canton is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 54.31% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Canton in 2010 was $52,569, which is wealthy relative to Connecticut and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $210,276 for a family of four.

Canton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Canton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Canton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Canton include Irish, Italian, German, English, and French.

The most common language spoken in Canton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.


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